View in File Explorer for Edge
The "View in File Explorer" library menu item found only in Internet Explorer was very useful. However, consistent with Microsoft guidance, I've lately been using Edge for most of my work. Is there any chance that the same item could be allowed in Edge? Thanks.
Brijesh Poddar commented
Open with explorer was a great feature that enhances productivity which is inline with Microsoft's mission " to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more " This seriously needs re-consideration or at least a similar functionality needs to be brought in as WebDAV is still shipped with windows. It can be brought in as an addin etc.
Alexander Ribbink commented
They tell you to switch to OneDrive, but in our company we have all sorts of problems with OneDrive. From slow sync speeds to documents just fail to load. also a lot of the time a document will just say you do not have write acces even when you just created it. So i also use the open in file explorer function a lot to bypass those problems.
Microsoft should not remove the functionality which is very useful to users as "View in File Explorer", the strategy should be to move the required useful features from old version to new version and then to keep add on the new features.
Elyse Gilbert commented
Not just Edge. Not everyone uses MSFT browsers - adding it to at least Safari and Chrome would be a good idea as well. Or better yet - make it Browser-agnostic.
Devon Summers commented
Why does MS consistently fail to listen to their customers?
This feature is used ALL THE TIME.
Enable the CEWP in modern pages while you're at it so people can make useful mini-applications without all the stupid middleware requirements.
Working with staff we tried the "Add shortcut to OneDrive option" which we found is not a replacement for view in file explorer. We have found that the shortcut through OneDrive will store files on local hard drives which is something we want to avoid, even with files on demand checked.
Cody Payne commented
Removing this function now forces employees to save back into SharePoint through OneDrive. This will not work as people are people and cannot follow workflows. Having the SharePoint library in explorer allowed them to save with without renaming and replacing the original file. This new workflow is terrible and employees will no doubt overwrite original files which will then need to be restored. FIX THIS PLEASE
I and my colleagues really need this feature for useful connection of BI tool so on. One Drive sync is local sync, it takes time and CPU, so explorer shortcut would be useful for us. Please consider to have this feature in Edge. Probably some of strategy decided it will not be adopted in Edge, if so we'd like to know the reason of that decision.
Given that IE / Internet Explorer is due to be pulled in August 2021, I am very concerned that this feature is not available in Edge yet.
I echo all the comments here: https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/13358292-open-in-explorer
Re how impossible it is to get by without file explorer and the sync method is 1. buggy, causes slowdown, is generally irritating. 2. not appropriate on people's personal devices they have been forced to use since the pandemic.
This is a very important function and the only reason we use IE. Adding this feature to Edge would be an excellent way for SharePoint users to upgrade to a modern browser, and allow us to depend less on FireFox and Chrome for other browsing activities.
I use this facility every day - I need to be access the file structure outside of SharePoint. Come on Microsoft - add it to Edge Chromium so I don't have to go into Internet Explorer (that opens File Explorer) and restores the connection.
I find this a useful facility so I would like to see it added in to Edge
Please Microsoft, make "View in file explorer" happen for SharePoint in de Edge browser, it is such a useful feature, especially when working with lots of files in a particular project where OneDrive is simply not possible/available. File management in the browser is just so much slower than in file explorer.
Are there any updates to this request? OneDrive sync is not a viable option for a number of reasons, to include linkage of files and mapping of the file paths for those links.
View in File Explore must remain please. Syncing doesn't work for us.
Adding my voice to the petition. I don't use Edge because of the inability to open with Explorer. I am constantly moving file around as part of our mission critical business process. I have a library of templates that must be moved to our customer portals every time we start a new Project. I have to copy files to my hard drive to get an absolute file address (because of another broken MS feature) and then move it back to ensure that the one on SharePoint is always the most up-to-date. This is a terrible step backward for SharePoint. I am terrified that I wont have a viable work-around before E11 is sunsetted….Please help us.
Alice Monk commented
Edge is useless to me without the option to "view in file explorer", and it's the only reason I haven't moved over to Edge yet.. I'm horrified that I may not be able to use IE11 next year to utilise this function. It's very important to my business, and to a lot of others so please make sure there is an effective solution put in place.
Microsoft will no longer support Office 365 access by IE11 as of Aug 2021. You can continue to use File Explorer functionality in a browser using Explorer https://www.slimapplications.com/product/explorer/
This works in Edge, Chrome, Safari, ...
Michael Wu commented
Please find a way to integrate the "Open in Explorer" feature. OneDrive and "Files on Demand" is not sufficient. Thanks!
If you prefer working with files via File Explorer then take a look at Zee Drive http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/ you can map network drives to your OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online team sites in File Explorer